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Noninvasive evaluation of a cutting balloon entrapped in a left main coronary artery using transesophageal echocardiography.
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PMID:  15693779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are reports in the literature describing the utility of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in the evaluation of the coronary arteries. Studies have also shown the value of TEE in patients undergoing coronary intervention such as assessing coronary anatomy and flow following angioplasty. We report an interesting case where TEE helped to establish the location of a fractured cutting balloon device lodged in the left main coronary artery and obviated the need for cardiac surgery to remove the fractured balloon catheter. To our knowledge, this is the first case report of this type of complication utilizing a cutting balloon device.
Hasan Güven; Srihari Thanigaraj; Michael Beardslee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Echocardiography (Mount Kisco, N.Y.)     Volume:  22     ISSN:  0742-2822     ISO Abbreviation:  Echocardiography     Publication Date:  2005 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-07     Completed Date:  2005-07-11     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511187     Medline TA:  Echocardiography     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  133-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Cardiovascular Division, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 63110, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Angioplasty, Balloon / adverse effects,  instrumentation*
Coronary Vessels / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography, Transesophageal*
Middle Aged

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